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Old 02-06-2020, 04:47 PM
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Default OBX mid April - head boat/charter?

Looking to hit OBX mid April with a few friends, non of us are rich!!

Looking at possibly two full day Gulf Stream trips on a headboat, or one full day small boat charter...


We know nothing of the fishery...



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Head boats are inshore or near shore charters

Go to Oregon Inlet fishing center website, have a list of charters and pricing.
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
Looking to hit OBX mid April with a few friends, non of us are rich!!

Looking at possibly two full day Gulf Stream trips on a headboat, or one full day small boat charter...


We know nothing of the fishery...
Oregon Inlet or Hatteras is the game in April... tuna season mostly.

Two days with the top boats will run around 4k and weather windows are few... but the fishing can be great.
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Definitely do the one day charter on a regular 6 pack.

All the boats down there are awesome but I would personally recommend Point Runner or Fin Planner.
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Any nearshore stuff that time of year?

Offshore is probably out of our budget...
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
Any nearshore stuff that time of year?

Offshore is probably out of our budget...
I wouldn't waste my time inshore there in April... save your money and take a tuna trip in one of the best places on the east coast.

You can do a trip out of Hatteras with Good Times, Release, Runaway or many others for about $1600 including tip.

Oregon Inlet is a little more expensive and Pointrunner, Tuna Fever or Fishing Frenzy would be the first ones I would try to book.

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Contact Charles @ country girl charters. He may be able to take all of y’all for tuna. April is tricky normally tuna or bust.
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Go with an inshore guide in Hatteras in April. Tight line with Aaron Aaron or Tradition Charters. Great big red drum fishing.
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Contact Charles @ country girl charters. He may be able to take all of y’all for tuna. April is tricky normally tuna or bust.
X2 on Country Girl...….Charles and Will are two of the best.
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Thanks for the info...

Tuna is out of our budget...

What about straight up bottom fishing? Sea Bass, vermillion, snappers?

The guys just want to bend a rod and get on some meat.
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Maybe there is a craigslist captain that can put you on some amberjacks.
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Maybe there is a craigslist captain that can put you on some amberjacks.
give me a 6500 spinner, big spro buck tail and a school of AJ - all day long...
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Red Drum are thick in Hatteras in April
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
Thanks for the info...

Tuna is out of our budget...

What about straight up bottom fishing? Sea Bass, vermillion, snappers?

The guys just want to bend a rod and get on some meat.
Inshore you are not going to see any of that. Not even nearshore. April Inshore would be a possible early cobia or drum down Hatteras way. Maybe $600 + tip minimum for a half day.
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Seriously, I lived and mated their for years. Your choices are inshore for drum/trout/bluefish or hope the Miss Hatteras is running offshore trips that early. There is nothing else. PM me if you want a referral.
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The miss hatteras usually starts running in April weather permitting. Can't go wrong with them. Bring a jigging rod with a knife jig and have fun with the ajs. I've even caught tuna doing this so you never know that time of year. Further south in Atlantic beach there's the captain stacy. Always a good mix of bottom fish with them.
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
Thanks for the info...

Tuna is out of our budget...

What about straight up bottom fishing? Sea Bass, vermillion, snappers?

The guys just want to bend a rod and get on some meat.
Hatteras Harbor "Adventure" Capt Justin Revere...www.hatterasfishingadventure.com......great guy and if there is anything inshore or nearshore he will put you on fish.
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Maybe there is a craigslist captain that can put you on some amberjacks.
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Before ruling out tuna I'd check on some of the smaller charters capable of offshore. Hitman, James byrd above is more affordable that some of the fishing center boats and I just watched him put a giant bluefin on the deck. We're available in OBX until May 15th, check out our instagram @SmokeShowSportfishing or website at www.SmokeShowSportfishing.com. While in OBX we're $1800 for a 12 hour offshore trip.

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